20 Times a Lady

I took a break from technology this past weekend after feeling as if I was glued to my laptop last week. Between my computer, my iPad, and my Blackberry, I am constantly connected. Sometimes it’s nice to unplug for a little (of course I still had my Blackberry attached to my hip).

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Instead of spending time blogging, responding to emails, and spending hours on the internet, I had to chance to finish a book that I’ve been reading for a while now. Even if I am completely engrossed in a book, I find it difficult to carve out time to read. There’s always a workout to squeeze in, an errand to run, and a task to complete. Fortunately, my laidback weekend allowed me to read the last couple chapters of 20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak. I’m so glad I finished the book rather than toss it to the side, partially read.

In this hilarious tale, Delilah Darling is a 29 year old on a mission to track down all of the men from her past. After just losing her job and reading an article on the average woman’s “number,” she is determined not to increase her own number—20—as it is much higher than that of the average woman. In her quest to find her ex-flings, she recruits her attractive yet mysterious neighbor, Colin, to investigate each and every one of them. In her cross-country trip, Delilah is surprised to find herself in several less than ideal situations.

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If you’re looking for a chick-lit, romantic read, I definitely suggest 20 Times a Lady. When I was about halfway through the book, I saw a preview for the movie “What’s Your Number?” The plot was extremely familiar, but there was no mention that it was based on the book. After conducting some research (read: Googling), I found that the book was originally supposed to be turned into a movie in 2008. I know the movie starring Anna Faris received far from stellar reviews, so it’s probably not something I’d see (well, then again, I probably will see it…), but the book was witty and a worthwhile read.

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Yesterday afternoon, my siblings and I went to a nearby park for a photo-shoot. One of my best friends, Jamie, was in town for the weekend and we had asked her to take pictures for us. She is an amazing photographer and made the process as pain-free as possible. Two years ago, we had our pictures taken professionally and they ended up being a nightmare. The photographer made us feel uncomfortable and she had us doing cheesy poses (think laying on the floor holding something cutesy). We happened to run into our neighbor afterward and we liked the pictures that she took much better.

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And yes, we matched. I’ve only seen a glimpse of the photos from Sunday, but I already love them. I keep telling Jamie she should pursue photography!

The rest of the day was spent watching the Ravens game (first place!!) while babysitting.

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What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?

Have you ever had your pictures taken professionally? How did they turn out?

Are you a fan of football—what team are you rooting for?

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18 Responses to 20 Times a Lady

  1. Go Ravens!!!! Relentless baby!!!! So cute you all matched hahaha I can’t imagine being 1 of 5, I bet there is never a dull moment in your house!

  2. Taylor says:

    why didn’t natalie straighten her hair?

  3. Alex says:

    I love to read. I just finished a number of books by Beth Harbison. She is a great author. Consider checking out some of her novels.
    The only pictures I’ve had taken professionally were for senior pictures in high school. They turned out great. I loved the process of getting all dolled up and having the pics taken. I think that some planning to get another set of professionally done photos will be in my near future….engagement photos. ;)
    Rooting for Detroit Lions! Terrible in years past I know…but they are on fire right now!

    • I’ve read some of Beth Harbison’s books before! In fact, Thin Rich Pretty is next on my reading list!

      My senior portraits were a disaster (our photographer lost half of the class’s portraits and turned everyone orange). Oooh, engagement photos! How exciting!

  4. I just finished The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and am working my way through the trilogy. Thought it was going to be too ‘young adult’ for me, but it’s a perfect blend of suspense, action and romance. It’s also very well-written.

    I also recommend The Violets of March by Sarah Jio. Again, a romance/mystery blend with a bit of historical fiction thrown in for good measure. Great for a book club pick!

  5. Awww you’re such a cute bunch! My bff is a photographer, so I’ve been the lucky recipient of some free photo shoots :) they’re kind of fun! (Especially when she’s so good with photoshop… haha)

    I’ve been reading this book called Microtrends and I LOVE it! It’s all about social trends. Super cool!

  6. You guys are such a cute group… what a lovely picture :) And I am always on the lookout for a new book, thank you for this recommendation, I love chic lit

  7. Ooooh! That book sounds great. Books are always so much better than movies! I will have to track it down!

    Right now I am in the middle of “Last night at Chateu Marmont.” It is good, but the verdict is still out!

    Love the sibling picture! Your family is so cute!

  8. Katy says:

    This is such a silly set of books, but I’m loving the Vampire Academy series! I’m on book five already, and keep staying up way too late to finish them!

  9. amandasvids says:

    LOVED 20 Times a Lady….I also loved her first book, Save Karyn. Both are laugh out loud funny.
    Books that I have liked from the past year are Room, Hunger Games series, and Left Neglected.

  10. What a cute family!! The last book I read was the third of the Hunger Games series. I love to read, but I can’t ever find the time except on quiet weekends. I have too much work during the week! Can’t wait to graduate and not have homework to do every single night…

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